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Old 09-22-2016, 10:13 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by KingFisher View Post
After researching and SOS websites I'm happy with my D plate choice.

Truck is great, best truck I've ever owned and I've owned and drove a lot of trucks. 19.8 mpg on the tank right now, and that's not all interstate. It seems to get the same mileage at 75 as it does at 55.

I hope I don't find out the towing mileage until the end of November, because if I found it out sooner that would mean there was no work and I had to haul my trailer home. In December we're pulling it to florida.
Just keep in mind that at some point you will go through a regen that will knock that mileage down some. Not trying to rain on your parade, just want you to be aware. I know that with my 15 6.7PSD a regen runs for around 20-30 minutes and cuts mileage almost in half for that time- so it does have a noticeable effect on mileage. I've never tracked how many miles mine goes between a regen(does vary depending on load, I know) and it might be different on the DMax. I'm sure others can give more detailed info.

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Old 09-30-2016, 09:35 AM   #32
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When I moved to NC I was told that I had to register my TV at my GVWR so my tags were for 23,000 or 24,000 then I found out RV's trailers are exempt from your tag weight in NC I now have a 10,000 tag because I do tow a car trailer.

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Old 09-30-2016, 09:51 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by ov845 View Post
We live in IL and it's our understanding that it goes by axle weight. When hooked up to a trailer, it's the weight of the combined tow vehicle's axles hitch/pin is included not the total weight of the trailer since it has has its own axles. So if your GAWR on the tv combined is over 8K lbs. then you have to move up to D plates or higher. That info is on he white sticker on the driver door or door frame. Some IL State Police cars have portable scales that the troopers can use to weigh trucks/RVs.

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For a tow vehicle only, it goes by the actual weight of the vehicle. If you have 8k lb plates and you weigh 9k lbs, you are overweight. GVWR plays no role. It is the actual weight. You can register a 15,000 lb GVWR vehicle with 8k lb plates. As long as that vehicle never actually weighs more than 8k lbs it is not overweight. Hard to do in my extreme example, but illustrates the point.

For TV and trailer, the combined weights AND the combined registration is used. If combined, the truck and trailer weighs 13k lbs and the combined registration allows for 15k lbs, you are not overweight... even if the truck weighs 9k lbs on 8k plates and the trailer weighs 4K lbs with 7k lbs or more of plates.

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